John Deere Classic Odds, Field & Betting Pick

John Deere Classic Odds, Field & Betting Pick

The John Deere Classic marks a break for many of the world’s top golfers as they prepare for the Open Championship in two weeks and the Genesis Scottish Open before that, so this gives an opportunity for a player to jump into the FedEx Cup mix with a win here at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

What was known as the Quad Cities Open became an official PGA Tour event in 1972. It began playing at TPC Deere Run in 2000. Steve Stricker won three in a row here from 2009-11, which ties the record of three held by D.A. Weibring. Jordan Spieth, who won here as a teenager in 2013, is among those who are two-time winners here.

The Course

Weibring actually helped design TPC Deere Run after winning the event three times at other courses. It’s a par 71, 7,289-yard track and features bentgrass greens that often play true and allow players to avoid costly three-putts. In an effort to increase the difficulty, the course has strategically placed bunkers in new locations for this year’s event. The par-4 18th is a fairly long 474-yard hole that sees its green protected by sand on the right and a long, narrow pond to the left.

The tournament record was set here in 2018 by Michael Kim, who shot a 27-under 257 and won that year’s event by eight strokes. Glover shot a -19 in winning a year ago. Paul Goydos also shot a 59 here in 2010.

Simpson Favored Over Those Looking for First Win of 2022

Webb Simpson +1000

Dealt with a neck injury earlier this year and struggled to put good results together since, but he was 20th at the PGA Championship and looked more like himself last week at the Travelers Championship, where he finished 13th and had rounds of 64 and 66. He hasn’t played this event in over a decade, however, but was 21st here in 2010 with all four rounds under par.

Adam Hadwin +1400

It’s been over five years since Adam Hadwin’s only win on the PGA Tour (2017 Valspar Championship), but the Canadian is at +1400 here after taking a week off following his seventh-place finish at the U.S. Open two weeks ago. Hadwin also had a run in March of three-straight top 10s, including a ninth at the Players Championship and fourth at the Valero Texas Open. With a weaker field here than the four events we mentioned, he could pull off a win here.

Sahith Theegala +1500

Can carry over his momentum from the Travelers and not suffer a setback after his rough 18th hole there. The rookie was tied with Xander Schauffele for the lead when he started 18, it took him two shots to get out of the sand after an errant tee shot and a double-bogey caused him to finish tied for runner-up in the event. But this event has seen a first-time winner in five of the last 10 years, so odds are in Theegala’s favor here.

Other Contenders

Denny McCarthy +2000

Is fifth on the PGA Tour in Shots Gained: Putting, and the greens this week will play in his favor. He missed the cut at the Travelers but was solid prior to that with a seventh at the U.S. Open and a fifth at the Memorial. The cut last week may work in his favor, as he had a couple extra days to prepare for this event.

Maverick McNealy (+2000)

Was 18th here last year, and the field this year could play into his favor because McNealy has struggled against tougher competition this year, missing his last two cuts. His last top 10 was a seventh at the Genesis Invitational.

Christian Bezuidenhout (+2500)

Is another first-time win candidate, as the South African is having a nice maiden season on the PGA Tour. He doesn’t have a top-10 finish this year, but he was 15th at the Charles Schwab Challenge and 12th at the AT&T Byron Nelson among his last four results.


Lucas Glover +3300

Defending champ Lucas Glover comes in at +3300. Prior to last year’s win, he was 10th in 2019, which was the previous edition of this event because the 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. His best finish since an 18th at the Valero Texas Open is a 23rd at the PGA Championship, but a familiar course should help the former U.S. Open champ.

Scott Stallings +3000

Shot a 63 at TPC River Highlands last Sunday to vault to eighth at the Travelers Championship. He also comes into this event with some of the most consistent efforts at TPC Deere Run, finishing in the top 25 three times in his last five tournaments here.

J.T. Poston (+3750)

Had an even better Travelers Championship, posting 64s to start and finish the event to tie for runner-up. He’s also been solid with his putter, allowing him to record three top 10s in his last eight starts and proved last week he can shoot low.

Nick Hardy +4000

Is an Illinois native who has made two cuts here. After missing several weekends on the PGA Tour earlier this season, he’s four for his last four events, including a 14th at the U.S. Open and an eighth in Connecticut last weekend. It is, however, Hardy’s fourth-straight PGA Tour event, but the 26-year-old should be able to handle the grind.

We like the way Simpson and Hadwin are playing. Theegala had some heartbreak last week, so he may not be in position to put together four low rounds that will be needed this weekend. Further down, we like McCarthy and Bezuidenhout to contend, Glover to give an effort to repeat, and Stallings to have high confidence after a solid finish to last weekend’s tournament.

Golf betting odds to win the PGA Tour’s 2022 John Deere Classic courtesy of Jazzsports

Webb Simpson+1000
Adam Hadwin+1400
Sahith Theegala+1550
Jason Day+2000
Cam Davis+2000
Maverick McNealy+2000
Denny McCarthy+2000
Patrick Rodgers+2000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+2500
Brendon Todd+2500
Adam Long+2500
Charles Howell III+2500

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